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American-Indian love story ends in death in Agra

Updated Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 | 9:14 p.m.

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police say that an Indian man fatally stabbed his American wife before killing himself in Agra, the city that is home to the Taj Mahal and where the couple married in October.

Police officer Shalabh Mathur says Arianne W. Willinger's body was found with multiple stab wounds late Thursday night. Her husband Bunty Sharma committed suicide by igniting cooking gas and causing a massive explosion in his home.

Police say Willinger and Sharma met last year when she visited the Taj Mahal, fell in love and got married. But police say they separated soon after because of differences.

Sharma was a rickshaw cab driver while Willinger was working with a local nongovernmental organization to promote tourism in Agra.